Sorry you aren't feeling well, hippimom. And prednisone is such an up and down thing. I pray you get some bursts of energy or that the kids can help you. My mom was in an auto accident when I was eight and my dad HAD to work and he was on the road alot. My sister was eleven. My grandmother helped some, but my mom was paralyzed and had her face wired together so she was really bad off. Anyway, we learned to do alot. Sometimes kids like to help, especially if you can do a little allowance thing. I know they have problems too, but like the others say, if you get bad, then the kids have problems.
Having had one polyp already (I got told I was way too young for this stuff, like duh) I think you should try to get checked out. You might be right, but if you have an infection or something things might get worse. Rosie is right that the colon is a big deal and seems esp. vulnerable. Do we ever catch a break? Anyway, I wish you and your family the best during this difficult time and hope you can rally some help from the kids.
One thing I'm doing is simplifying my house in advance. I'm saving for a side by side frig and stackable washer dryer because bending over is hard for me. I'm also doing low dust, low maintenence, so cleaning is easy. Its a process and I've had to get rid of a lot of knick knacks, but I just can't manage it all anymore and stuff is just gathering dust and creating stress. I made my bf and son do the same thing and they didn't seem to mind. Anything you can think of to simply life and make things easy---cooking in advance and freezing cassoroles, cooking a lot at once and freezing, prepared foods and sandwichs, anything to make life easier. Alot of that stuff is expensive, but there's come a point, at least with me, where my priorities have to shift from home maintenence to living and enjoying life.
So I understand completely. I hope you feel better soon and that everything is okay.
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn